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Ondt Vand

(Daniel Trokic #5)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Ondt Vand af Inger Wolf er 5. krimi i serien om Politikommissær Daniel Trokic. I Ondt Vand bliver to myrdede kvinder fundet i hver sin kuffert i udkanten af Aarhus. Det ligner et mystisk ritual: Der er anbragt stearinlys på stedet, den ene kvindes hud er fyldt med bogstavet Y, og den anden har en sjælden prærieblomst i håret. Daniel Trokic kommer på sagen, der hurtigt vise ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Black Cat Edition
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Jennifer Zuna
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I swear I was cold the whole time I was reading this book, and creeped out...very very creeped out. I love mysteries, thrillers and crime novels so this was definitely my kind of book. I've read A LOT of books, and pretty good and gruesome ones at that, but I can honestly say this one did, and will, keep me awake at night for awhile. The plot was unique and the characters were very relatable and likeable, for the most part. The author did an amazing job with the bread crumbs that kept you guessi ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of crime stories/thrillers.
Recommended to Schokominza by: Melanie Navarro
“Then only darkness was left.”

1. Sentence: “It was not until she stopped screaming under the dark wooden plank that she registered a light tickling against her bare skin.”

Every now and then I need a good, shocking thriller. Killers, crime scenes, police inspectors … pure excitement!

Evil Water” has really surprised me with its tension and intensity – a crime novel, just as I like it!

In the region of Århus several women, who look rather similar in appearance, get killed in mysterious ways. Their
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Free copy given in exchange for an honest review.*

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that has made me so on edge before. I am a huge fan of mysteries, and I read and watch a lot of murder mystery themed things, so this book was right up my alley. This book was absolutely one of the best mysteries I’ve read.

I was hooked from the first page and I was unable to put this book down. I just kept flipping through the pages and was reluctant to leave it for silly things like sleep and food (who needs
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was far darker than most of my usual reads, and to be honest, it still has me jumping at unusual sounds. With a tone that is similar to many Scandinavian authors I have read, Inger Wolf has managed to maintain that fine line between captivating a reader’s interest, setting a scene, and developing characters with pointed description highlighted by information provided in a need-to-know basis that heightened the tension.

The psychopathic treatment of victims, combined with the graphic a
Roxanne Crouse
Evil Water by Inger Wolf is a crime thriller about a serial killer who uses leeches to kill his victims and stuffs their bodies into suitcases. I watch a lot of TV shows on crime but I don't read a lot of books in this genre. Actually, this may be the first one I've ever read. I thought it was written well

- except for the occasional copyediting issues - and formatted well for kindle. I enjoyed the foreign setting of Denmark and am glad the translators didn't change it to an American setting. I a
Darcia Helle
The opening scene of this book is dark, disturbing, and sucked me right in. The killer here has the most unique method of murder I've ever read about and the concept fascinated me. I immediately thought I'd found one of those books I wouldn't be able to put down. What I wound up with instead was a book that alternately held me engrossed and had me frowning with irritation.

The positives for me:

The plot is indeed fascinating and original. The story is intricate and well-crafted. Inger Wolf tosses
Yawatta Hosby
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed this 76 chapter book. I loved how the opening scene was pretty intense–it was written from the victim’s perspective right before she took her final breath. This upped the creepy factor. When the cops figured out she died by a massive leech attack, then I felt sorry for her. That sounds like a disgusting, slow, painful way to go.

The author was great with the mystery aspect of the story. The little bit of clues revealed throughout the book (during the victims and killer point-of-view) wa
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I loved how original the storyline was, especially the first scene, it just drew me right into the book. However, there is a serious problem with the character development, it was severely lacking.

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jannie Nygaard
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hold da op den var hårrejsende spændende👍🏻
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of James Patterson, or other mystery/crime novels
Rating: 4.5 stars.

Review is originally posted in My Book Musings.

As I previously mentioned in my blog, some books can greatly affect me more than the others, that's why I tend to be quite picky about the books I read. I hesitated to read Evil Water because it sounds too thrilling for my taste, but I decided to ask the publisher for one chapter just to get the feel of it.

After one chapter, I had the whole book sent over. That one chapter of Evil Water just lured me in, making me want to read the
Kathy Cunningham
Inger Wolf’s EVIL WATER is a tense, gripping crime novel about a macabre serial killer and the Danish detective determined to find him. Daniel Trokic works for the police force in Arhus, Denmark. When the bodies of two young women are discovered crammed into suitcases, it quickly becomes evident that someone is doing the unthinkable. But something is very strange about these two bodies – their skin is covered with small markings that look very much like the letter “Y.” When a third body is found ...more
Derek Emerson
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danish writer Inger Wolf's "Evil Water" is a taut, suspenseful thriller with unexpected twists and several wrong turns. Just when you think you have it figured out, you, and quite often the police, are wrong.

Wolf has published several books in Denmark, but "Evil Water" is her first English translation. Her debut novel, "Sort Sensommer," was sold in several countries and was named "Most Exciting Crime Novel Debut" by the Danish Crime Academy in 2006. Live "Evil Water," it features inspector Dani
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daniel Trokic isn't your typical police inspector. He's currently in a position of authority, supervising a team of officers and desires to be on the streets in the midst of investigations. When not one, but two bodies are discovered in suitcases hidden by stones on the edge of a farmer's property, Daniel is immediately intrigued. The case becomes even more intriguing when "Y" shaped marks are found on the skin of one victim and a rare North American flower is found in the hair of the other. Fur ...more
Fungi From Yuggoth
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fungi From Yuggoth by: Melanie Navarro
Review of Evil Water by Inger Wolf
5 stars

“Evil Water” is an exciting, intricately-plotted entry into the world of Danish crime fiction. This is deeper than an ordinary mystery, and the depths and breadths of characterizations will satisfy readers who seek character-driven novels, while the edge-of-the-seat heart-dropping plot twists and turns will appeal to lovers of thriller suspense. Readers who are unfamiliar with Scandinavia will find that author Inger Wolf presents vivid descriptions (for e
Sarah (blissbubbley)
A crime thriller review for you all this week. I have had this to read for some time and possibly I put it off through the summer months as I had read it was quite graphic in places and I normally want something more happy to read when it's sunny. Now that the sunshine has faded away fast it was time to get reading this.

I love a good crime/mystery story, whether in a book or on TV and this will go on my list for one of the best crime stories I've read. I really liked how much detail the author h
Lynelle Clark
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

A slow starter, this book was filled with detailed scenes that kept you guessing and begins with another chapter in the life of Inspector Daniel Trokic.
The author did a brilliant work developing the plot in great detail so that you could experience the tension and frustration of the police team that worked the case. Each police officer supported the Inspector in their unique fields to draw out the killer, their characters well developed
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two bodies are found by a farmer outside Århus, Denmark crammed into suitcases and hidden under his rock wall/perimeter. When their identities are determined, the police are startled to see how much the women resemble each other. In life, they looked enough alike to be sisters and had the most beautiful chestnut brown hair. Yet they had nothing else in common – not friends, family, work, shopping habits, etc. So how did the killer find these girls and what do they mean to the killer?

‘Evil Water’
Wendy Hines
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just by the cover and the description, I knew that Evil Water was going to be a spine-tingler. But, I wasn't sure if it that was just to grab my attention, or if it would be carried out through-out the book. I was surprised at how many times I had goosebumps, chills running up my spine and how many times I jumped at the shadows.

Evil Water doesn't hold anything back. Wolf is very blatant about the details of the horror these victims went through. It gives the investigation a grave and urgent air
The TBR Pile *Book review site*

I really liked this a lot and thought it a highly competent European crime thriller with lots of nice twists and turns in the plot. I found the writing style a little rough in places but this was no doubt due more to the fact that it has been translated from the Dutch language for a wider audience than in the actual writing itself. I liked the way that nothing is really properly resolved until the last pages and though there might be a few out there who mi
Two women who share the same chestnut-coloured tresses have disappeared. Later their heavily decomposed corpses - what’s left of them anyway - are found stuffed into suitcases and sporting odd ‘Y’ shaped wounds; one of the women has a rare flower in her hair. When a third chestnut-haired woman is reported missing, the pressure is on for Daniel Trokic and his investigative team to crack the case and apprehend the culprit before she meets her grisly fate.

Read the full review on my blog: http://yel
Kelly Lamb
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A fast-paced, twisted mystery. Kept me hooked from the very beginning! The English translation leaves a lot to be desired though, and the clue-drops are a little clunky at times. Even so, an enjoyable read. (link active 3/31/13)
Ujval Shah
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
... Intricately-plotted… Intense… Page Turner…
Birgit Alsinger
Jun 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Mage til opstyltet plot. Kedelig tendens i genren
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un thriller savamment orchestré qui donne froid dans le dos
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Inspired by the Darkness

Inger Wolf is an International Bestselling Danish mystery and thriller writer.

Her first mystery novel, Dark September, for which she was awarded the Danish Crime Academy's debut prize, was published in 2006. Since then, her bestselling books have been translated into several languages.

She loves to travel and get inspiration to her books from all over the world, but lives

Other books in the series

Daniel Trokic (7 books)
  • Sort sensommer (Daniel Trokic #1)
  • Frost og aske (Daniel Trokic #2)
  • Sangfuglen  (Daniel Trokic #3)
  • Hvepsereden  (Daniel Trokic #4)
  • Under a Black Sky (Part of the Daniel Trokics Series)
  • Det perfekte sted at dø  (Daniel Trokic #7)